Sunday, 1 April 2007

the music meme

tagged by Stephanie of MamaDrama (sorry it took so long, Steph!)

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

I don't have an I-pod, mainly because I've lost every walkman or portable CD player I've ever had (I also only buy cheap sunglasses because I will put them down somewhere and they'll be gone) - but I do play quite a bit of music.

When the kids are asleep, I like:

Sarah MacLachlan (everyone knows she's FROM Nova Scotia, right?? Homegirl done good.)She's haunting and beautiful and her re-make of Joni Mitchell's River is lovely.

Allison Krauss. I grew up going to bluegrass festivals, and her music can sweep me back to that - running barefoot, the smells of campstoves and fried dough, and the squeak of folding chairs. I Will or When You Say Nothing At All. (I'm supposed to be naming songs, right?) Her 'Baby Mine' (yes, the song from Dumbo) was one of the songs I sang to Cass.

James Taylor. An oldie but goodie. Carolina In My Mind. Song For You Far Away.

Dave Matthews Band. Crash Into Me, The Space Between, and Where are You Going - three songs that for all intents and purposes, could be squished into one long piece and called 'the two moods of Dave'. (I still like it, though!)

Diana Krall. Um, anything by her. I love the old standards and her piano-playing is superb.

When the kids are up and we're driving somewhere and singing:

The Beatles. Latest one: When I'm 64. But they also like Octopuses Garden and Hippy Hippy Shake. (While I try to squeeze the thoughts of the movie 'Cocktail' out of my head.)

Angels and Airwaves - The Adventure. This is the song, Cass tells me, that he's going to grow up and play. He does a mean air guitar. Rosey keeps time on the air drums. (And I try to not go off the road.)

Ok Go - Here It Goes Again. Bouncy and cute.

Sick Puppies - All The Same. Sweeeeeet.

Steve Harwell - Everyday Superhero. This is the catchy song from The Pacifier - a movie Cass likes for the spy gadgets and I like for Vin Diesel*. (what??)

Is there anyone left who hasn't done a version of this? I tag you.

*Congratulations to Walt Disney Films for realizing Moms like a little more eye-candy than Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid.


Sarah Louise said...

Hmm, don't think I've done this one. I don't know if it'll get up this week as I sort have other things in mind, but eventually...

I don't have an ipod either. Do you think we're the only two women left in North America without one?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful list!!

I *heart* Baby Mine, too!

And when I think of Nova Scotia music I think of Natalie McMasters, too! LOTS of great musicians from your part of the world. And we Texicans are greatful.

Anonymous said...

I don't have an ipod (or equivalent) either.

I'll accept your tag... not today because it's the end of the scholastic quarter and I'll be swamped, but soon.

julia said...

Oh, I love that one from Ok Go. Have you seen the video for that? It's very cool.

I love, love, LOVE James Taylor. And Dave Matthews. That would be my ideal concert.

I haven't done this one yet, but I'm not listening to much of anything.